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Address: Place de la Maison Carree, 30000 Nimes, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)4 66 21 82 56
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Description: The Maison Carrée in Nimes is the only Roman ancient temple completely...
The Maison Carrée in Nimes is the only Roman ancient temple completely preserved. The inspiration for the design of the Maison Carree came from the temples of Apollo and Mars Ultor in Rome. Inside, a multimedia show immerses visitors into Nimes' heroic past using the the most cutting-edge resources. The visitors become heroes of Nîmes themselves and the Maison Carrée becomes a gateway to the past and history of Nîmes.
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We walked around the Maison Carree only and did not go inside. We passed it on our way from the Arena to the fountains. Beautiful building, well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Built 2000 years ago now used as a cinema that shows a 20 minute film made about Nimes and it's history as part of the roman empire and it's role as a regional Capital. The film made sense of the city and helped me appreciate the sights.If you purchase the Nimes pass your access is part of the package.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Looks like a mini Parthenon. It's all on the outside... The columns and carvings. You can't enter into the building as there is no entrance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I do not understand the negative reviews. This is an amazingly well preserved beautiful Roman temple. The acanthus leaf corinthian columns are magnificent. Such amazingly well preserved details. At night it is stunning.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We walked around the Maison Carree only and did not go inside. We passed it on our way from the Arena to the fountains. Beautiful building, well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

In the centre only 5-10 min walk from the arena. Restored house. None of the interiour is original but a video is available. Tickets can be bought with arena tickets at a reduced rate.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This monument is terribly over-sold. It is merely a shell; there is no visit, no tour, no bookshop, no nothing. They do sell you a ticket to see a film about Roman Nimes, but we were told there was a bit of a crowd, and we might not get in! (And older people will find the steps up and down... More 

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A rare, very well preserved Roman temple. We did not do the tour, just walked around outside. For night photos, get there right after dark and before the local youth climb the walls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

whatever the time of the day this monumental monument takes your eyes and does not leave you easily… it is not possible to miss it

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Nyon, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Very difficult to rate this building: It is truly magnificent from the outside, It’s been a while since I saw such a well preserved temple. So definitely worth a visit! You can walk from the arena, it’s only 10 minutes. BUT: DON’T GO INSIDE! It’s a tourist trap. Luckily we took the combi ticket with the arena, the visit only... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

We looked at the Roman Temple from the outside and it is carefully preserved indeed. But the location is in the middle of the busy area with horrendous traffic. It took us an hour to get out of there. Nîmes is totally disappointing and I did not even feel safe there. It is so much better to visit nearby Uzès... More 

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Address: Address: Place de la Maison Carree, 30000 Nimes, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)4 66 21 82 56
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Gard  >  Nimes

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